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Upgrades for Duncan McDonald Memorial Community Gardens Discussed


Upgrades to the Duncan McDoanld Memorial Community Gardens could be on the way, as Trenton, ON officials recently discussed a proposal.

The home of the Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Trenton Golden Hawks could receive renovations that focus on the arena’s technology. A new, two-tiered press area would be added to Duncan McDonald Memorial Community Gardens’ southeast corner. Additionally, the upgrades are expected to cover a four-sided new scoreboard.

The pitch was made on Monday to include Duncan McDonald Memorial Community Gardens renovations in the 2017 capital budget. A final verdict on the upgrades is not expected to be made until mid-November, but the proposal looks to have some support. More from the Community Press:

Mayor Jim Harrison said Monday there may be a cost associated with the project, but at the same time the job has to be done right.

“We’re not necessarily looking at options, we’re looking at doing it right the first time. It’s a great project,” said Harrison, suggesting the work should have been completed long ago.

The idea is to start work in January with some of the work completed in time for the Ontario Junior Hockey League Showcase and with all the work completed in time for the Dudley Hewitt Cup, hosted by the Trenton Golden Hawks in May.

The total cost of the upgrades to Duncan McDonald Memorial Community Gardens is expected to be more than $500,000.

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